Mont De Marsan Tips and Racecourse Guide
Mont-De-Marsan is the capital of the Landes region and as well as being a dual-purpose racecourse, it is known for being home to a formidable training centre, which has produced a number of Group One winners. There is also an AFASEC racing school on site.
Mont-De-Marsan hosts around 12 race meetings a year from February through to November. The main action is on the flat, but there is also a spectacular cross country course for the jumpers.
Trainers based at Mont-De-Marsan include Didier Guillemin (won 2017 Group One Al Quoz Sprint with The Right Man), Philippe Sogorb (won 2013 Group One Cheveley Park Stakes with Vorda) and Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte (won 2016 Group Two Rockfel Stakes with Spain Burg).
In 2021 the Tour de France passed through Mont De Marsan.
Mont De Marsan Tips
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Marlene Meyer did us a favour when winning on Artemiss last week and I’m backing her to continue her good start to the year on foreign raider Nathan at Mont-de-Marsan this afternoon (12.40pm).
The selection hasn’t been in form in recent starts, but that is the case with the vast majority of the field and Nathan is returning to the scene of his sole career success to date, when winning with plenty to spare in a 1m2f handicap in October off a mark of 29.
A return to that form would give him a huge chance in this, and the return to soft turf after three runs on the AW is undoubtedly in his favour. Gaspar Vaz has won with two of his last four runners and Nathan is a big enough price to take a chance on, on what is just his second start for the yard.
12.40pm Mont de Marsan – 1pt win Nathan @ 7-1 (most firms)
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Mont De Marsan Top Trainers (2020)
1. Didier Guillemin 9 wins (22%)
2. Christelle Courtade 5 wins (33%)
3. Philippe Sogorb 5 wins (20%)
4. Jean-Claude Rouget 2 wins (25%)
5. Christophe Ferland 2 wins (11%)
1. Didier Guillemin 2 wins (66%)
3. Francois Nicolle 2 wins (33%)
2. Guillaume Macaire 2 wins (16%)
4. Christophe Cheminaud 1 win (50%)
5. Pierrick Le Geay 1 win (33%)
Mont De Marsan Top Jockeys (2020)
1. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 5 wins (26%)
2. Alexandre Gavilan 5 wins (15%)
3. Julien Auge 5 wins (14%)
4. Valentin Seguy 4 wins (12%)
5. Clement Merille 3 wins (33%)
1. Baptiste Fouchet 3 wins (60%)
2. Nathalie Desoutter 2 wins (100%)
3. Romain Julliot 1 win (50%)
4. Tristan Lemagnen 1 win (33%)
5. Kilian Dubourg 1 win (33%)
How to get there
Mont-De-Marsan is hard to access. The town is a 90-minute regional TER train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, which itself takes two hours by TGV from Paris-Montparnasse.
Mont De Marsan Top Races
Criterium des Landes (Classe 2)
Grand Prix de Mont-de-Marsan (Classe 1)
Grand Cross de Mont-de-Marsan
Mont De Marsan Map
Mont De Marsan Tips Archives
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